J. de Villebois - Sancerre - Caillottes
The name « Caillottes » means « Pebbles ». This cuvée is named after the calcareous pebbles covering the soil. This cuvée is made from grapes grown on the Calcareous soils of the Sancerre appellation from the « Upper Oxfordian » (145-150M). The « Caillottes » are intense aromatic wines very pleasing from their younger age.
Light yellow with green highlights. White flesh fruits and floral notes weave a very elegant olfactory frame. Straight and supple in attack, well fruity, the palate then reveals sweetness to the finish
The Calcareous, present on this soil, transfer their incredible potential to the vines. In order to preserve the exceptional character of this terroir, we practice sustainable soil management all year long. This « Terroir » cuvée is produced from our most beautiful plots over 25 years old.
The grapes are quickly transported to the winery to minimize skin contact before gentle pressing into a pneumatic press. The grape juices are fermented traditionally in stainless steel tanks during 7 to 15 days and also in oak barrels of 228 Litres for a tiny part (~5%).
The newly made wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks during at least 6 months. It is then blended and bottled in the spring following the harvest.
The Caillottes Cuvée is greatly enjoyed with Fish risotto, salmon marinated with dill, grilled chicken, a warm goat cheese salad
Appellation: Sancerre Protégée
Color : White
Variety : 100% Sauvignon
Style : Dry (<2gr R.S.) and lightly oaked
Alcohol : 12.5%
Serving temperature : 8 - 10°C
Ageing potential : 10 - 12yrs